'Still tremendously shocked and saddened': Tom Cruise plans to see Suri 'very soon' as he struggles to get to grips with being dumped by Katie Holmes
07:24 GMT, 13 July 2012
Katie Holmes is clearly reveling in her new life without Tom Cruise, but it seems the actor is struggling to get to grips with being dumped.
The Mission Impossible star's lawyer today said the actor was 'still saddened and shocked' at being blindsided by the actress' decision to divorce him after five years of marriage.
The 50-year-old is currently filming his new sci-fi movie Oblivion in California but plans to see six-year-old Suri, who is with her mother in New York, 'very soon'.
Separate lives: Tom Cruise, pictured on set of Oblivion in California yesterday, is 'still shocked' by the divorce while Katie Holmes, pictured out last night, seems to be happily moving on from the marriage
The father and daughter have been apart for almost a month but have been speaking regularly on the phone.
Cruise's lawyer, Bert Fields, told RadarOnline: 'Tom will be seeing Suri very soon, I don't know exactly when that will be, and I couldn't tell you, but I do know it will be very soon.
'Tom loves his Suri very, very much, as he does his other two children. Tom is a family man, and dedicated to his children. They are the center of his world.'
He adds that Tom, who swiftly reached a divorce settlement with Katie, is 'still tremendously saddened and shocked about the divorce.'
Suri in the middle: Tom plans to see his daughter, pictured yesterday at the Central Park Zoo, 'very soon'
'Tom is obviously relieved that the settlement was reached, but is still sad, obviously.'
Katie has sole custody of Suri as part of the settlement agreement, but the actor will have substantial visitation rights.
The former Dawson's Creek star appears to be swiftly moving on from her marriage and last night headed out for dinner with a friend in New York wearing sexy leather trousers and a white blazer.
Keeping busy: Tom, seen here today, has been keeping himself occupied on the set of his latest film
The 33-year-old had earlier enjoyed a trip to the Central Park Zoo with her daughter and mother Kathleen.
Katie is understood to be desperate to distance her daughter from Scientology, the controversial religion which Tom follows.
She appears to have formally confirmed her return to Catholicism by signing up as a member of the congregation of the Church of St. Francis Xavier, which is located on 16th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.